Biff

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Type of Hippo villager Biff hip04
Artwork of Biff the Hippo
Species Personality Gender
Hippo Jock Male
Birthday March 29th Aries
Favorite saying "Eighth place is just the seventh loser."
Catchphrase "squirt"
Clothing Jagged tee[nb 1]
Gold-print tee (Black)[nb 2]
Umbrella Mod umbrella[nb 3]
Green umbrella[nb 4]
Bat umbrella[nb 5]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ガブリエル[nb 6]
 가브리엘[nb 9]
 Pippo
 Norbert
 贾宝为[nb 7]
 Biff
 Pipo
 Biff
 賈寶為[nb 8]
 Biff
 Pipo
 Бифф[nb 10]
Phrase in other languages
 じゃけん
 오도독
 squirt
 skwiirt
 因为
 hips hips
 hipo-pipo
 spetter
 因為
 hips hips
 hipo-pipo
 малек

Biff is a jock hippo villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His name may come from buff, a slang term for someone with strong muscles, which relates to his jock personality.

In New Horizons, Biff has the fitness hobby and will wear sporty shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Biff from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

Biff is a brown hippo with tan cheeks and hooves. The insides of his ears are purple, and his tail is striped, alternating between brown and tan. In New Horizons, Biff's skin is more saturated, resulting in it being a shade of red. Additionally, the inside of his ears are now magenta.

Personality[edit]

Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.

As a jock villager, Biff is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due to their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Biff goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Hippo Jock squirt
Default clothing Jagged Shirt PG Model.png Jagged Shirt
Default umbrella Mod Umbrella PG Model.png Mod Umbrella
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Aries Aries
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Funky
Live song gift K.K. Blues

In New Leaf[edit]

Biff
Eighth place is just the seventh loser.

Biff

Biff

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 29 Aries Jock squirt
Default clothing Jagged Tee NL Model.png Jagged tee
Default umbrella Green Umbrella NL Model.png Green umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
Green
Biography
Siblings Second of 4 kids
Skill Limboing
Goal Basketball player
Halloween fear Ghost Mask NL Model.png Ghost mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

Biff
Eighth place is just the seventh loser.

Biff

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 29 Aries Jock (B) squirt
Default clothing Gold-Print Tee (Black) NH Icon.png Gold-print tee (Black)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Yellow) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Yellow) & Rain Hat (Yellow) NH Icon.png rain hat (Yellow)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Black) & Knit Hat (Black) NH Icon.png knit hat (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Navy blue) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Blue) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Sporty Shades (Black) NH Icon.png sporty shades (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Raggedy Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Raggedy outfit (Black) & Impish Horns (Black) NH Icon.png impish horns (Black)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Doublet (Black) NH Icon.png Doublet (Black) & Rhinestone Shades (Ochre) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Ochre)[nb 11]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Black) NH Icon.png Doublet (Black) & Rhinestone Shades (Ochre) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Ochre)[nb 12]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Navy blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Blue) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 13] & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 7) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 7
    Favorites
    Favorite styles Gorgeous and Active
    Favorite colors
     
    Black
    and
     
    Blue
    Hobby Fitness
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Biff – Black / Blue Gorgeous and Active clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Athletic outfit (Light blue) Athletic Outfit (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Bicycle helmet (Navy blue) Bicycle Helmet (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Able Sisters
    Boa fleece (Blue) Boa Fleece (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Boa fleece (Navy blue) Boa Fleece (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Bubble-skirt party dress (Blue) Bubble-Skirt Party Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Butterfly shades (Blue) Butterfly Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Cold-country bunad (Blue) Cold-Country Bunad (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Cowboy shirt (Blue) Cowboy Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,100 Bells  Able Sisters
    Cycling cap (Black & blue) Cycling Cap (Black & Blue) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Able Sisters
    Cycling shirt (Black & blue) Cycling Shirt (Black & Blue) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
    Fast-food cap (Blue) Fast-Food Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Fast-food uniform (Blue) Fast-Food Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Flower sunglasses (Blue) Flower Sunglasses (Blue) NH Icon.png  770 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Ice-hockey uniform (Blue) Ice-Hockey Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,640 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Instant-muscles suit (Blue) Instant-Muscles Suit (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,280 Bells  Able Sisters
    Jockey's helmet (Blue) Jockey's Helmet (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
    Judogi (Blue) Judogi (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
    Labelle cap (Ocean) Labelle Cap (Ocean) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Label
     Able Sisters
    Labelle coat (Ocean) Labelle Coat (Ocean) NH Icon.png  3,900 Bells  Label
     Able Sisters
    Labelle hat (Ocean) Labelle Hat (Ocean) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Label
     Able Sisters
    Layered shirt (Navy blue) Layered Shirt (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Military uniform (Blue) Military Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png  3,360 Bells  Able Sisters
    Pirate outfit (Blue) Pirate Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gullivarrr
    Pixel shades (Blue) Pixel Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
    Police cap Police Cap NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
    Retro coat (Blue) Retro Coat (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,380 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Rugby uniform (Blue & black) Rugby Uniform (Blue & Black) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
    Steampunk hat (Blue) Steampunk Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Track jacket (Light blue) Track Jacket (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  910 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Vibrant tuxedo (Blue) Vibrant Tuxedo (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Black Items
    More Blue Items
    More Gorgeous Items
    More Active Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Biff
    Thought bubble I want a UFO to come build me a bigger, buffer bod.
    Client's vision Alien Cyborg Lab
    Required items Science Pod
    Amazing Machine
    Flying Saucer
    Favorite song  K.K. Adventure
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:

    House[edit]

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Biff is one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Biff's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Biff's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Black striped roof
    Siding:  Red striped siding
    Door:  Gray iron door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Street-Art Wall
    Floor:  Paintball Flooring
    Music:  The K. Funk

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Biff
    Eighth place is just the seventh loser.

    Biff's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Biff's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Biff
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 29 Aries Jock squirt
    Default clothing Jagged Tee HHD Icon.png Jagged tee
    Umbrella Green Umbrella HHD Icon.png Green umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to be turned into an alien cyborg!
    Client's vision A sci-fi space.
    Required items Flying Saucer
    Lab Bench
    Amazing Machine
    Favorite song  K.K. Adventure
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Florence Flask
  •  Lab Bench
  •  Lab Chair
  •  Amazing Machine
  •  Unknown Machine
  •  Complex Machine
  •  Laboratory Capsule
  •  Flying Saucer
  •  K.K. Adventure
  •  Biff's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Sci-Fi Wall
  •  Sci-Fi Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Jagged Tee
  •  HMD
  •  Cyber Shades
  •  Green Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Biff's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 1-025 (Biff).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 1-025 (Biff - Back).jpg

    #025 Biff - Series 1
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Taurus[nb 14]
    Clothes: jagged shirt
    Petphrase: squirt
    Profile: Biff comes across as a typical jock. True, he is a thick-headed powerhouse who likes to call people "squirt," but once you get to know him, you'll find that he's a NICE thick-headed powerhouse.
    Password: lOBeWmvs3kbUBF
    kQVZCxc3rGGhuv

    amiibo card[edit]

    070 Biff amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #070 Biff - Series 1
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: March 29
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ガブリエル
    Gaburieru
    Transliteration of Gabriel and pun on ガブリ gaburi (to take a big bite out of something).

    Korean 가브리엘
    Gabeuriel
    Transliteration of Gabriel.

    Simplified Chinese 贾宝为
    Jiǎ Bǎowèi
    Sinicised translation of Gabriel that contains the surname 賈/贾 Jiǎ. The name may also be a Mandarin-based mishearing of
    食飽未/食饱未 chia̍h-pá-bōe (how are you; literally 'have you eaten'), greeting in Hokkien.

    Traditional Chinese 賈寶為
    Unknown

    Russian Бифф
    Biff
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Biff Same as his English name.

    German Norbert Male given name of German origin.

    European Spanish Pipo Similar to English hippo.

    European French Biff Same as his English name.

    Italian Pippo Similar to English hippo.

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons, called "jagged shirt" in Animal Crossing
    2. New Horizons
    3. Animal Crossing
    4. New Leaf to amiibo Festival
    5. New Horizons
    6. Gaburieru
    7. Jiǎ Bǎowèi
    8. Jiǎ Bǎowèi
    9. Gabeuriel
    10. Biff
    11. Biff's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    12. If it is Biff's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    13. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Biff will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    14. Taurus is a mistranslation; Biff is Aries on the Japanese e-Reader card and internally for Doubutsu no Mori e+